Juror: Trudi C. Van Dyke

Trudi C. Van Dyke is an independent curator and fine arts consultant who specializes in exhibitions of fiber and fine craft. She curates arts exhibitions nationally and internationally.

She was formerly director of the Torpedo Factory Arts Center (Alexandria, VA) and the Ellipse Art Center (Arlington, VA). She travels around the country as a festival judge and conference speaker on the business of art and the adaptive reuse of facilities.

She has presented numerous exhibitions in all media at galleries, embassies and international venues. Recent curatorial projects include “Rock, Paper, Scissors” which opened at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (Winchester, VA) and “No Fabric-No Rules” at the Virginia Quilt Museum (Harrisonburg, VA). Her jury experiences include Cherry Creek Fine Arts Festival (Colorado) and Festival of the Masters (Downtown Disney, Orlando, FL).

She writes on the Arts for Fiber Arts Now Magazine, The National Basketry Organization, Studio Art Quilt Association and Elan Magazine. She was an adjunct faculty member in the Masters in Arts Management Program at George Mason University where she developed a course in Gallery Management.

VanDyke earned a Bachelor’s degree from Davis and Elkins College and a Master Degree from Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.